St. John's largest lead of 17 points disappeared in Sunday's 73-72 loss to Georgetown, and head coach Mike Anderson saw one common theme that contributed to the Red Storm's second-half collapse against the Hoyas.
After St. John's (13-10, 2-8 Big East) took a 38-29 lead over Georgetown (13-9, 3-6) into the locker room at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm got sloppy. All 12 of St John's turnovers came in the second half, which gave the Hoyas chances down the stretch.
"You say you know you want to take care of the home court," Anderson said. "I thought, (in) the first half, we played pretty good basketball and we had zero turnovers. But if you said, 'Coach, what was the narrative of the game?' And you can see it -- we end up with 12 turnovers. They made some plays going down the stretch. Well, we didn't make those plays."